Been wanting to try out the Shu Uemura Natural Volume Lashes everytime I see Joey wearing them in her looks. And so yesterday, I bought a pair for myself, and if I like them enough, I will stock up on these lashes somewhere [most likely HK, where they are a lot cheaper].
My only gripe about these lashes is that the base is kind of stiff, and thick...and when you are used to the super soft and fine lashes [like my Ardel or Cosmos ones] these can take some getting used to. But I really dig the wispiness of the hairs on the Shu lashes, even though they are criss cross -and not my fave type of lashes, the fine hairs makes it pretty enough for me to want to wear them. And they look really great from the side -- they don't look like visor caps, and just look like naturally full lashes.
Here's how they look like on:
And some comparisons of Natural Volume to my other similar lashes....it does look 'natural' compared to the rest!
I have been collecting Shu Uemura lashes for years and years, and have quite a stash of them, I seldom wear them but I like to keep them.
My faves are Smokey Layers, Partial Flare, Black V, Black Slant. I also like the Mini Khaki, Mini Rainbow for a pop of color on the outer corners of my eyes. Some are LE, and I have 4 or 5 boxes of the LE designs - kind of like to stock up, in case they become super hard to find.
Natural Volume vs Smokey Layers
*I always cut smokey layers in half, and use them as outer corner lashes, more comfy to wear.
Natural Volume vs Partial Flare
These look the same, except of course the partial ones are 4 separate little pieces.
Natural Volume vs Black Leather [LE]
If you like the black leather, there is the 'normal' version which is permanent, and it's called Black Luxe. Same hair design.
These are the Magical Windfalls [LE] Takano for Shu Uemura ones.
And my stuffed drawer of Shu Uemura lashes -- not quite nicely displayed like the Tokyo Lash Bar -- but I really do love my collection of Shu lashes. :)
I have done many looks with these lashes before, click the following for the lash LOTDs if you have missed them previously:
Shu Uemura lashes overview Lots of Pictures this entry is from 2008! :)
Extreme Artistic Lashes! [picture below!]
cobweb lashes! [picture below]
That's all, thanks for looking!